Thousands raid South Korea church in futile search for ferry family boss

By Reuters Staff
June 11, 2014
(A mourner cries as she pays tribute, at a temporary memorial altar for victims of the capsized passenger ship Sewol, in Ansan April 26, 2014. The Sewol ferry sank on April 16 on a routine trip south from the port of Incheon to the traditional holiday island of Jeju. More than 300 people, most of them students and teachers from one high school on a field trip, have died or are missing and presumed dead. REUTERS/Issei Kato)

(A mourner cries as she pays tribute, at a temporary memorial altar for victims of the capsized passenger ship Sewol, in Ansan April 26, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato)

Child graves prompt Irish to ask why so many babies died in Catholic Church care

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2014
(The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children who died in the former Bons Secours home for unmarried mothers is seen in Tuam, County Galway June 4, 2014. Local residents on Tuesday said they hoped a campaign is making headway to commemorate the unmarked mass grave of nearly 800 babies found in Tuam. The infants were buried without coffins in the grounds of a former home for unmarried mothers between 1925 and 1961. A total of 796 babies toddlers and children were buried in this mass grave. Death records show the children died from malnutrition and infectious disease. REUTERS/Stringer )

(The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children who died in the former Bons Secours home for unmarried mothers is seen in Tuam, County Galway June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer )

Prominent N.Y. church picks woman as pastor for first time in its history

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2014
(The casket carrying the remains of Gordon Parks lies at the altar in a packed Riverside Church in New York March 14, 2006, during Parks' funeral service. Parks, the pioneering black photographer and filmmaker who explored the African-American experience in his work, including landmark movies "The Learning Tree" and "Shaft," died on March 7 at the age of 93. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

( Riverside Church in New York March 14, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Segar)

New York’s Riverside Church, one of the best-known liberal Protestant congregations in the United States, selected a woman to lead it for the first time in its 84-year history, the church said on Monday.

Egypt bans unlicensed preachers and tightens grip on mosques

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2014
(Saudi preacher Mohamed al-Eraify speaks during Friday prayers in Amr Bin Aaas mosque in Cairo June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany )

(Saudi preacher Mohamed al-Eraify speaks during Friday prayers in Amr Bin Aaas mosque in Cairo June 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany )

Protests erupt over new Emir of Kano, Nigeria’s second-highest Islamic authority

By Reuters Staff
June 10, 2014
(Nigeria's central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi attends an interview with Reuters at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. Nigeria's central bank now wants inflation in a range between 6-9 percent, its governor Sanusi told Reuters on Wednesday, lowering the regulator's previous target of simply keeping it under 10 percent. To match Interview NIGERIA-INFLATION/ REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

(Nigeria’s former central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi at the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

France’s Marine Le Pen rebukes her father in new anti-Semitism row

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2014
(France's far right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen hugs her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, France's National Front political party founder, during a campaign rally before the European Parliament elections in Marseille May 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier )

(France’s National Front party leader Marine Le Pen hugs her father Jean-Marie Le Pen at a campaign rally before the European Parliament elections in Marseille May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier)

Indian gov’t vows to uphold free speech after Hindu book withdrawal

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2014
(A worker reads a newspaper in front of stacked sacks of onions and potatoes at a wholesale vegetable market in Jammu June 14, 2012. India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose 7.55 percent in May from a year earlier, driven by double-digit rises in food and fuel prices, government data showed on Thursday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta)

(A worker reads a newspaper in front of stacked sacks of onions and potatoes at a wholesale vegetable market in Jammu June 14, 2012. EUTERS/Mukesh Gupta)

Update: UK schools report finds ‘campaign’ linked to Muslim extremism

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2014
(Muslims arrive at Al Hidayah, a youth camp at Warwick University in Coventry, central England, August 9, 2009. Preacher Muhammed Tahir ul-Qadri, who addressed participants, conveyed a message of moderation, peace, inclusion and understanding. Photograph taken on August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty )

(Muslims arrive at Al Hidayah, a youth camp at Warwick University in Coventry, central England, August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty )

Nigeria’s ex-central bank governor takes throne as Muslim monarch

By Reuters Staff
June 9, 2014
(Nigeria's Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi attends the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth )

(Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi attends the World Islamic Economic Forum in London October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

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Daily life in Shi’ite Baghdad

By Ahmed Jadallah
June 9, 2014

Baghdad, Iraq

By Ahmed Jadallah

When people mention Sunnis and Shi'ites, the topic is often sectarian violence.

This is certainly true in Iraq. The country’s former ruler Saddam Hussain came from the Iraq’s Sunni minority, but since he was overthrown, Shi’ites have dominated Iraqi politics. Now, over the past year, Sunni insurgents who target Shi'ites have been gaining ground and violence has spiraled.